UBI, A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT AND CITIZEN IDENTITY

by danielbarker on 23 October, 2020

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Lord William Wallace | We can’t avoid facing up to the issue of citizen identity – the visibility or invisibility of citizens to the state, the impact of the digital transformation on the collection, retention and integration of public data, and the safeguards that need to be built in to prevent […]

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No child should have to go hungry

by danielbarker on 23 October, 2020

This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the travesty of child food poverty. Finally, it feels like this is something everyone is talking about – everyone, it seems, except this Tory government. Last week, Liberal Democrat Education Minister for Wales, Kirsty Williams, guaranteed free school meal provision during school holidays until at least Easter 2021. […]

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Responding to the announcement that the Welsh Government has guaranteed free school meal provision for all school holidays up to and including Easter 2021, thanks to £11m confirmed today by Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams, Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said: This decision by Liberal Democrat Kirsty Williams is wonderful news and will really ease the […]

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Littering of face masks and plastic gloves is becoming an issue for councils who are seeing more Personal Protective Equipment discarded incorrectly, a new survey by the District Councils’ Network has revealed. Almost half of councils (40 per cent) responding to the survey say that littering of PPE is a problem in their area. The […]

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Care leavers face ‘digital poverty’

by danielbarker on 19 October, 2020

Article from first magazine for councillors and local government Care leavers are facing “digital poverty” without laptops or access to the internet, campaigners say. A government scheme to provide digital devices and internet access to vulnerable young people in England during the pandemic is set to end in November, with charities including Barnardo’s and The […]

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS IN SHORT HEATH

by danielbarker on 19 October, 2020

Please see details below of a planning application in Short Heath Ward that I’ve been notified of as councillor. It’s a change of use. Currently 66a High Rd, Lane Head is a betting office. The applicants are seeking to change it to a takeaway. You can have your say on this via the link below….. […]

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Family Fun Virtual Fitness Sessions

by danielbarker on 16 October, 2020

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Published in Local Government Chronicle BY JESSICA HILL Areas could have missed out on nearly 30,000 affordable homes in the past five years if the proposed government planning ‘reforms’ were already in place, new analysis has revealed. As part of plans to overhaul the planning sector, the government is considering removing the requirement for developers to […]

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Get involved with our Online Community Conversations!

by danielbarker on 14 October, 2020

Are you a resident living in Walsall and interested in meeting new people from across the borough? This may be just the project for you: The Walsall For All Community Dialogue Project. Across three online dialogue sessions, facilitated by us, you will have the opportunity to: Share your experiences and stories with others Talk about […]

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